2020 Democrat: Pelosi is 'juggling a caucus that's divided'

2020 Democrat: Pelosi is 'juggling a caucus that's divided'
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Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) John Ryan2020 Democrats call Trump's tweets about female Democrats racist 3 reasons billionaire activist Tom Steyer is running for president ProPublica to fund reporter to cover Youngstown, Ohio, after newspaper folds MORE (D-Ohio) said Tuesday that Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Will Trump's racist tweets backfire? Al Green: 'We have the opportunity to punish' Trump with impeachment vote MORE (D-Calif.) is balancing competing interests among House Democrats on whether to impeach President TrumpDonald John TrumpPompeo changes staff for Russia meeting after concerns raised about top negotiator's ties: report House unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Ben Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist MORE.

"She's juggling a caucus that's divided," said Ryan while reiterating his own support for impeachment. "I personally think that the president has committed crimes and I don't think he's above the law."

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"She's got to juggle the interests of the caucus and it's not easy because there are people in our caucus that don't want to go down the road of impeachment, and that makes it difficult for her as a leader," he added.

Ryan unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi for the House Democratic leader post in 2016.

Ryan, who is among two dozen candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, first called for impeachment proceedings against Trump earlier this month.

“When you think that the President has committed comes - and I’ve read the Mueller report and think he obstructed (justice) on multiple occasions - we have a responsibility,” he said during a CNN town hall, citing a press conference by special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE.

He is among 62 House Democrats who have called for an impeachment inquiry. Pelosi has resisted those calls for impeachment.